College Cravings: Addiction to Medication

Infographic – College Cravings: Addicted to Meds

College is a time of transformation—it’s not only a time for learning, but for meeting new people, trying new things, and of newfound independence.  But this exciting time of change also comes with certain challenges.  Students can face overwhelming pressure to meet academic goals and expectations and are often exposed to drugs and alcohol at parties and among friends, which can be difficult to resist in the face of peer pressure, leading them to seek help from drug treatment centers.

College Cravings: Addicted to Meds, highlights some of the facts surrounding student abuse of medications and why they abuse them, and it also highlights the top 10 most commonly abused non-prescription and prescription drugs.  Abuse of non-prescription and prescription drugs can happen on any campus, but college drug abuse is more prevalent at the top 10 party schools of 2012. Luckily, for those affected while in college, drug addiction treatment options are available.

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Paul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.

Paul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.

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